The PFL Challenger Series week 7 results for the 2023 contracts aired Saturday March 10th, 2023. The event featured light heavyweights vying for a contract, and the rights to compete in the 2023 $1 million payday. Fubo Sports aired the event at 9:00pm ET from Universal Studios, Orlando, FL.
PFL Challenger Series Week 7 Prelims
The first couple of fights ended in a decision, but the action was entertaining and the fighters were putting in work. The main event and co-main event of the night both ended in first round finishes and consequently made interesting, potential additions to the division.
Roland Dunlap had an impressive performance but kneed a downed opponent in the 3rd round which could have proven costly. Fortunately, Monte Morrison was able to recover and finish the last three minutes of the fight. The referee took a point, despite the deduction, Dunlap had done enough to earn the judges decision.
Tristan Overvig vs Billy Elekana also made it to the judges hands. These fighters ended up fighting a tough match. Elekana was winning the stand up contrarily Tristan Overvig really struggled to get the fight to the mat, it never happened. Billy Elekana threw out some good shots to close out the last minute of all three rounds. In the end the judges had it unanimously for Billy Elekana.
Taylor Johnson vs Trey Williams had heavy leather in the first round. Taylor Johnson threw more than one punch that rocked Johnson. A couple of overhand rights, one setup by a lead left hook, and Williams was on the canvas. Moments later, and Taylor Johnson was swarming Trey Williams until the referee had seen enough.
In the main event Impa Kasanganay vs Osama Elsaidy, the bar was set high by Taylor Johnson. Both fighters knew they had to really impress with their performance and the pace showed it.
Kasananay stunned Elsaidy near the end of the first half of the first round. Elsaidy recovered but his stamina was shot. A couple of hooks from Kasanganay and Elsaidy was done.
It came down to the two finishes of the night. As with every PFL Challenger Series event, there can be only one contract winner each week. Surprisingly, there was no need for the Bellator president to get involved. The judges and the fans finally agreed, that winner would be Impa Kasanganay.
PFL Challenger Series Week 7 Results, 2023
Main Event (airedg on Fubo Sports at 9:00 PM ET)
Impa Kasanganay (11-3-0) vs Osama Elsaidy (8-3-0) – light heavyweight bout – 1st round KO and contract winner
Taylor Johnson (9-3-0) vs Trey Williams (6-4-0) – light heavyweight bout – Johnson by 1st round TKO and runner up
Tristan Overvig (5-2-0) vs Billy Elekana (5-1-0) – light heavyweight bout – Billy Elekana by decision
Monte Morrison vs Roland Dunlap (4-0-0) – light heavyweight bout – by decision – Dunlap by decision
That’s it for this weeks PFL Challenger Series week 7 results, 2023. Be sure to check back in to the PFL News and see who will be awarded a second chance contract when the Challenger Series concludes on March 17, 2023.
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